"If you don’t play Tebow in the fourth quarter against Oakland, then when?"
That's not me talking, although it could have been. That's from the New York Times' Toni Monkovic, in a post from this morning titled "Why Not Give Tebow a Try?"
Josh McDaniels' choice on Sunday was an odd one: No one would have second-guessed him for giving Tebow a few series -- even a few snaps.
Instead, McDaniels seems to have made the active decision NOT to play Tebow -- perhaps specifically to confound the expectations.
There is being contrarian and then there is something else.
Monkovic's "Then when?" is as good of a short-hand slogan for Sunday's mystifying decision-making as anything I've seen.